Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Odd little things that give me pleasure

When I consult with the government of Canada, the contracts I sign begin as follows:

"These Articles of Agreement are made as of the DATE Between Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada (referred to in the contract as "Her Majesty") represented by the GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL and ME. Her majesty and the contractor agree ..."

There is something about the notion of my contracting with Elizabeth II, and seeing the phrase "Her Majesty" intermingled with all sorts of boring bits about timetables and reviews of documents and the like, that always brings a smile to my face.

Sadly, I do not think Her Majesty ever actually reads the things I write.

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